Health Days 2012

World Hemophilia Day
   Hemophilia (also known as: blood thinners) is an inherited bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. The lower the level of clotting factors, the more serious the hemophilia, and problems such as bleeding without obvious cause or bleeding following injuries or surgery is more likely.
Held every year on April 17th, the “World Hemophilia Day” draws attention to importance of providing best diagnostic and curative services for hemophilia patients. Around 75% of people suffering from hemophilia disorders do not receive proper treatment. Therefore, the theme of this year's World Hemophilia Day is: “Close the Gap!” 
Internationally Approved Date: 17/4/2012
Locally Approved Date: 25/5/1433H
Theme of World Hemophilia Day:
Close the Gap!
It places particular emphasis on the necessity of providing appropriate diagnostic and curative services for all citizens, seeking to reduce the number of hemophilia patients.
Targeted Groups:
  • Hemophilia patients
  • Patients' families
  • Decision-makers
  • Health practitioners & health organizations and associations
  • The public
General Messages of the World Hemophilia Day 2012:
  • Underscoring the importance of health education with regard to living with the hemophilia, and avoiding its complications.
  • Raising people's awareness of the disease; especially among decision makers and health practitioners, as well as the public; thus providing a better environment for hemophilia patients.
  • Highlighting the role of the national and international authorities in controlling hemophilia, and how preventive policies help avoid high treatment cost, unless serious steps are taken towards treating the increasing number of patients. 
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Last Update : 21 April 2012 05:21 PM
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